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Report - High Royds, menston 15/3 Underground and wards

Discussion in 'Asylums and Hospitals' started by zombola, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. zombola

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    I wont include any history as the place has been a hundred times over but I went in some new bits id not seen before, these are my pics.
    Explored with oldboy.
    We'd wanted to do the rumoured tunnels beaneath high Royds Hospital. I'd heard that they had been used to transport the patients during the war for fear of anything happening above ground. We arrived early on saturday morning. Oldboy knew of an entrance, when we got there - there were two builders busy putting up huge fence posts segregating the now occupied wards/homes and the deralict areas of the main building. these two builders were between us and our possible entrance, we hung around for about half an hour until we decided to go over to the childrens block and come back later.
    The phone booth
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    we couldnt figure it out but there were two of tehse rooms that looked like interview rooms with a 2 way mirror. Possibly behavioural observation rooms?
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    this place seems much bigger on the inside and there are many corridors leading off to different rooms
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    This building is so damp there are mould spores everywhere, odly adding to the colour scheme
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    god only knows why... but, i didnt look in there!
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    valentine
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    some light fun with the torches in the bathroom
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    one of the corridors, the carpet was soking and someone had strategically lifted all of the trap doors leading into tiny maintenance tunnels and one sewer so the place stank!
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    The mueral which im sure many ahve seen before
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    what it says on the tin
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    docs office, odd smell of coffee in here
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    and an old bike in the shed
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    it didnt atke long to get round here so we figured the builders woould still be there so we tried the Male epileptic Block (Bolten/barden)

    ground floor
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    up onto the 1st floor, these seemed to be some sort of acticity/common rooms on either end
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    although this is the ward for epileptics, there were a lot of childrens cartoons on the walls
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    down this lovely corridor
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    old boy
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    before going any further we decided to climb up into one of the towers
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    not much there really except a big water boiler, it seems the towers have never had any other levels and there is no way up to the top other than by ladder, just for show?
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  2. zombola

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    Re: High Royds, menston 15/3 Underground and wards REPORT

    we then continued into the infamous solitary confinemnt ward
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    we stopped arsing about when we heard noises outside
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    turns out it was three studo's just wasing round the place like they owned it, banging on the windows. Turns out other than thsoe two builders we saw earlier there wasnt a soul around, both security huts had shutters down.

    we then went over to the male Acute Block (Stainton/Marrick)
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    there was lots of crap in here due to the five oh using it as a sniffer dog training ground
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    onto the male dorms
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    a gorgeous wall
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    the toilets
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    memories etched into the wall
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    purple haze
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    a nice glowing room from the 70's curtains
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    we then found a basement in one of the buildings close by. We turned a corner and saw a corridor leading off, low and behold we were in the tunnels we'd come to do all along!They are maintenace tunnels with pipe work and electrical equiptment. Finally an excuse to adorn our masks! We were weary of asbestos so were fully kitted in overalls, goggles and valved masks.

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    there are quite a few main tunnels leading off but there were many sub tunnels that you'd have to literally squeeze through - leading off in all directions. However, these were fairly small and didnt seem to go anywhere.
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    Finally a small cellar where we could stand up and stretch our backs
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    or chill out!
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    a bit of light fun while we were down there
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    it was hot as hell down there and extremely dusty, we'd banged our heads and shins on a kload of pipes so i took the chance to sit down again
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    we saw a bit of daylight up ahead, we got there and the ho,e was tiny, about 1ft wide by 1/2 ft tall, we gasped at fresh air, but then i decided i was feeling claustrophobic and just without thinking stuck my arms out, squeezed my head out and then pulled myself up and out.
    We were in one of the yards near the new church, id seen these small hatches loads of times but never thought of them as access as they just looked too damn small. luckily we're both skinner beggers!

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    Oldboy sort've had to follow
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    so thats it, four hours later and we had done part of the tunnels and 3 wards I'd not been in before.

    This report is linked to my previous two visits showing much more of high Royds, please have a skeg Here

    My full collection on flickr is here

    thanks for reading
    Z
     
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